A major piece of casting has been confirmed for the forthcoming Deadpool 2, and it concerns the role of Domino in the movie.
The part has gone to Zazie Beetz, best known so far for her work in Atlanta.
Her casting was revealed in a Tweet from Ryan Reynolds…
Domino Effect. pic.twitter.com/ILEnTcW7fY
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 9, 2017
Elsewhere in casting for the movie, last week The Wrap revealed in an exclusive that 20th Century Fox and John Wick co-director David Leitch had someone other than Russell Crowe in mind for the role of Cable. The Wrap claim their sources have revealed that none other than David Harbour, who plays police chief Jim Hopper on the Netflix show Stranger Things, is now the front runner for the part, even going so far as to say that the actor had already screen-tested for it.
Mutant Cable is the alter-ego of Nathan Summers, the son of the X-Men’s Scott Summers (Cyclops) who travels back in time from the future and runs into Deadpool, beginning that most beautiful of mismatched friendships.
Whether Harbour will ultimately land the part remains to be seen, but he certainly feels like a very good fit for it.
Earlier, after reports came in yesterday that some viewers of Logan were being treated to a first trailer for Deadpool 2, the decent thing has been done and the promo officially put online. This was after grumbles from those – with some justification – who saw Logan earlier, and thus missed out for doing so.
Without further ado, here’s the first footage…
From earlier this week, meanwhile, there’s this.
Deadpool 2 is set to go before cameras on May 1st, with Vancouver housing the production. My Entertainment World has also revealed that the working title for the Deadpool sequel is Love Machine, but we can pretty much count on that being ditched at a later stage.
Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead, incidentally, have both been confirmed to return.
More news as we have it.
Deadpool 2 release date
20th Century Fox has two dates on its 2018 calendar reserved for Marvel/X-Men related properties: March 2nd and June 29th. If Deadpool 2 does indeed go into production in early 2017 – as now looks likely – then one of those is certainly possible.